forma passiva inglese



la trasformazione della frase da attiva a passiva , e viceversa, segue regole fisse cosi' come da schema seguente:

  • present we speak english here --> english is spoken here
  • present continuous they are building a new house --> a new house is being built
  • past shakespeare wrote the hamlet --> the hamlet was written by shakespeare
  • past continuous they were drawing a new contract --> a new contract was being drawn
  • present perfect she has decorated a new house --> her new house has been decorated
  • will she will write a novel -->a novel will be written
  • would she would write a new novel -->a new novel would be written
  • infinitive somebody will clean the house -->the house will be cleaned later
  • perfect infinitive somebody should have cleaned the house -->the house should have been cleaned
  • past perfect the house looked nice.somebody had cleaned it -->the house looked nice.it had been cleaned
  • to be going to bob is going to play the guitar --> the guitar is going to be played by bob
  • have something done sarah repaired the roof (lo ripara lei) sarah have the roof repaired (organizza affinche' qualcun altro faccia il lavoro) in inglese informale possiamo usare get something done oltre che have something done
  • get something done sarah repaired the door -->sarah got the door repaired


    Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. le donne non sono mai disarmate dai complimenti. Gli uomini lo sono sempre- Oscar Wilde




    voce passiva dei verbi che hanno due oggetti e dei verbi con preposizioni

    alcuni verbi possono avere due oggetti , sara' quindi possibile fare due tipi di frase . piu' spesso si inizia con la persona:
    • gave : someone gave him a book
      1)he was given a book
      2)a book was given to him

    • offer : someone offered him a prize
      1) he was offered a prize
      2)a prize was offered to him

      altri verbi con due oggetti che si incontrano spesso :
      ask pay show teach tell


    verbi con preposizioni

    • everybody laughts at him
      ---->he is laughed at
    • nobody speaks to him
      --->he is never spoken to


    esempi di passivo inglese : aforismi contenenti la forma passiva

    There is only one happiness in life
    to love and to be loved.
    c'e' solo una felicita' nella vita:
    amare ed essere amati.
    George Sand

    Tomorrow ISN'T PROMISED to any of us.
    il domani NON E' PROMESSO a nessuno di noi.
    -Kirby Puckett

    If women ARE EXPECTED to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
    se dalle donne CI SI ASPETTA che facciano lo stesso lavoro degli uomini, noi dobbiamo insegnare loro le stesse cose.
    Platone

    The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is TO BE RULED by evil men.
    Il prezzo che gli uomini buoni pagano per l'infifferenza agli affari pubblici E' ESSERE GOVERNATI da uomini malvagi.
    Platone

    Advice IS JUDGED by results, not by intentions.
    un consiglio E' GIUDICATO dai risultati, non dalle intenzioni.
    Cicerone

    Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
    l'amore e' un irresistibile desiderio di essere desiderati.
    Robert Frost



    home grammatica inglese
    passivo con get
    have something done
    supposed to - said to - said that
    passivo del present continuous
    verbi inglesi
    action verbs - (verbi transitivi e intransitivi)
    verbo essere
    i verbi modali
    modi di dire e frasi idiomatiche inglesi